Written by Gooner in Exile
Arsenal.com are currently running an all time dream team vote. The problem with this it is often only the young who vote and recent memory can skew the result.
We have a wide church here with regard to ages so how about we all pick our all time eleven, manager, coach, physio and you can even throw in a few squad players.
One stipulation you must have seen them play or manage whilst you’ve been alive. On second thoughts this could put the younger members of the forum at a disadvantage so perhaps we can allow two wild cards for positions where you believe a player from before your time may have added some.
I’ll start us off:
Lauren Adams O’Leary Winterburn
Pires Vieira Talbot Limpar
Coach : Don Howe
Physio : Gary Lewin
Manager : Arsène Wenger
That was tough and I’ve only been watching them for 29 years, good luck to our older supporters.
So just to say I know that’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but hey it’s my fantasy you all get to have yours too.
Admittedly some have been chosen for how they did things on the pitch, they may not all be the best in their positions but in the case of a few:
Wright……his pure enthusiasm for the game, affinity with the fans and love of scoring goals and also because of that goal against Big Nev, the whole of Highbury singing Ian Wright Wright Wright for a good ten minutes after he scored it.
Limpar…..I was there when he beat Hooper from the halfway line and it was probably the best goal I ever witnessed at Highbury.
Caesar…..you have to have an anti hero to have a hero, he was always good for a laugh (unfortunately for him we weren’t laughing with him).
So there is the challenge pick away. Don’t ask me to justify my selections I made them in five minutes and will probably change them every ten.